BK 316 Racism: French and American Perspectives (Spring: 3)
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Satisfies Cultural Diversity Core Requirement
French visitors have been observing and commenting on race relations in
the United States since before the Civil War. During the twentieth century
Paris became a magnet attracting disillusioned African-American artists,
musicians and writers in search of a home and an opportunity to express
their talents. And today the French confront a history of colonialism and
struggle to combat racism as they interact with immigrants from former colonies.
What is racism? What are the influences that shape attitudes towards race
relations? We will explore these issues in the writings of Tocqueville,
Beauvoir, Wright, Baldwin, and Fanon, among others.
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